New eco-friendly mall to rise in Abu Dhabi
Staff Report Published: January 12, 2017
Majid Al Futtaim Group will open its Dh300M “My City Centre” in Masdar City by the end of next year with new energy saving building.
The project will have 18,000sqm of gross leasable area, including a 5,760sqm anchor Carrefour hypermarket, a Magic Planet family entertainment centre and a community healthcare clinic, according to The National.
Scheduled to open by the end of next year, the proposed retail destination will have easy access to planned smart public transport options including buses, light rail transit (LRT) lines and the metro network, Gulf News reported.
“The mall]will be served by integrated transport links, including an Abu Dhabi Metro line running along the main boulevard with a station situated next to the mall, within easy walking distance,” Majid Al Futtaim, the developer of the project, said in a statement.
Its rooftop parking area, which will accommodate 430 vehicles, will be covered with photovoltaic panels. Electricity and water consumption of the mall is expected to be 40 per cent lower than comparable buildings.
Once completed, the mall will be home to 60 outlets sprawled across 18,000 square metres of gross leasable area (GLA), including a Magic Planet family entertainment centre, a 5,760-square-metre Carrefour hypermarket, a City Centre clinic to provide community-focused healthcare services and convenient dining options for both residents and professionals within Masdar City.